New York State Assemblyman Joe Saladino is proposing a law which would require every teenager to submit to an annual drug test or face banishment from high school.
“We’re watching you,” he said, “not because we don’t trust you, but because we love you very, very much.”
According to the BBC report, the legislation is in response to a young man who died in his district. When he asked the grieving mother if there was anything he could do she asked him to do something about the drugs because this could happen to anyone.
What do you think? Is it a good idea to drug test teenagers universally? Or do you think this is too far? (Never mind the fact that New York state is broke and could never afford to fund this legislation.)